[quote]Originally posted by iBrowse:
<strong>I've been chewing so much gum lately, which I attribute to quitting smoking. I went from a pack of cigarettes a day to about 3 or 4 cigarettes a week in under a month. After that I have been able to go three weeks without a cigarette. I'm 19 and have smoked since I was 13. I've been buying Dentyne Ice, the ones in the plastic capsule things in the cardboard slide box deal. I've been chewing about 2 packs of that a day, which is about 24 pieces a day. I mean, I brush my teeth regularly and whatnot, so it's not a bad thing. But I can't go without the gum. I've been able to conquer the Nictotine addiction part of it without a huge problem, it sucks and all, but I can deal with that. My problem is not actually smoking, I actually enjoy it. If there were nicotine-free cigarettes that were not as
bad for you, I'd totally switch to that without that much of a problem. So with going through almost 15 packs of this gum a week, I decided to start putting the gum back in the plactic bubble it came from when I'm done chewing it. Then I started telling my girlfriend that she couldn't have any of my gum unless she put it back in the package when she was done with it. Then I started filling up a whole pack with all the pieces where they came from after they had been chewed, writing "RECYCLE" on them with a black Sharpie marker and leaving them in random public places (ie. Tables on campus).
So anyway, yeah, I think I have a gum problem. But it's really weird.</strong><hr></blockquote>
good for you. gum is cheaper than smokes too